The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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Ages 9-12
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ISBN 13: 978-0-43-981378-5
553 Pages
Dimensions: 9L x 6W x 2H inches
Weight (lbs): 3
English Language
Illustrator: Brian Selznick
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Subject & Theme: Fantasy and Science Fiction
Genres: Overcoming Obstacles, Coping with Death, Grief, and Loss, Cleverness, Creativity and Imagination, Movies
Awards: Caldecott Medal Winners, National Book Award Finalists

Overview

Filled with wonder and delight, this spellbinding mystery uses expressive words and stunning pictures to tell the story of a secretive boy searching for answers.

Summary




2008 Caldecott Medal Winner


ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

With more than three hundred pages of original drawings, and combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Brian Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience. Here is a stunning, cinematic tour de force from a boldly innovative storyteller, artist, and bookmaker.

School Library Journal
Starred Review
With characteristic intelligence, exquisite images, and a breathtaking design, Selznick shatters conventions related to the art of bookmaking in this magical mystery set in 1930s Paris...With deft foreshadowing, sensitively wrought characters, and heart-pounding suspense, the author engineers the elements of his complex plot: speeding trains, clocks, footsteps, dreams, and movies....This is a masterful narrative that readers can literally manipulate.

New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2007!





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